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Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: Felix Duerr, DVM, MS, Dr. med. vet, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, Dipl., American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sasha A. Foster, MS Physical Therapy, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2-day course is open to all veterinarians and physical therapists who have completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and to veterinary technicians/nurses who have successfully completed their CCRA or CCRP. Veterinary technicians/nurses, including CCRPs and CCRAs, must submit an Employment Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation provides students with an understanding of advanced orthopedics and sports-related injuries and the rehabilitation treatment guidelines developed for specific conditions. Orthopedic and rehabilitation examination/palpation, gait analysis, and diagnostic and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in the hands-on wet lab. Actual clinical cases will be used to illustrate conditions and treatment options for common sports medicine injuries. Where possible, evidence-based guidelines for use of advanced treatment options will be provided.

This course is pending RACE approval by the AAVSB. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses will earn 16 continuing education hours for successful completion of this 2-day course.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day.

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Course Fee: To Be Announced

Topics Include:

  • Advances in orthopedic and sports medicine including novel surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies
  • Diagnostics, treatment options and rehabilitation therapy for common sports medicine conditions
  • The Orthopedic Surgeon – Rehabilitation Therapist team
  • Gait analysis and the Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Exam
  • Treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis